Get Ready for Live Performances at Drive-Thru Eats!

Did you hear? Drive-Thru Eats will have live performances through the event for you to enjoy while you embark on your Fair food adventure! Get ready for live music from Patrick Contreras, Travis Brooks, Richie Blue Band, Jaded, ElevenForty Band, plus so much more! To see a full list of performers and schedules, click here! [https://www.fresnofair.com/p/things-to-do/drive-thru-entertainment]

 

Mark your calendars for Drive-Thru Eats, presented by Toyota, October 9 – 18! Weekday hours are Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE to attend! For more details, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Ryann Flach

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off tomorrow Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Ryann Flach, a Sanger FFA student who is a junior at Sanger High School:

 

“It is my third year in FFA. We raise Boer goats and market lambs on our family farm in Sanger, CA and I’ve been showing animals at the Fair for over ten years. I started with animal projects in 4-H and when I got to high school I wanted continue showing livestock so I joined FFA. I’m also involved in floral design and the FFA officer team.

 

My market whether lamb, George, is currently about 130 pounds and he is a commercial cross breed. Being able to keep George in my own backyard allows me to watch over his food intake and make adjustments to his feed as needed. I can monitor is health daily and give him the exercise he needs to build muscle. I’ve learned over the years that all of this really matters and makes a difference in growing healthy, quality show animals.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sierra 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Harley McCorkle

 

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off tomorrow Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Harley McCorkle, a Sierra 4-H student who is an 8th grader at Sierra Junior High. Here’s what Harley’s 4-H advisor had to say about her:

 

“Harley has been active in Sierra 4-H Club since beginning as a Primary 4-H member when she was 5 years old.  Over the years, she has held just about every office in Sierra 4-H Club from President to Reporter.  She has been the Teen Leader for the Sheep Project for 4 years.  Harley has been instrumental in planning and presenting information at the monthly Sheep Project meetings.  She has also been very helpful in training younger members in Sheep Showmanship and in helping to prepare lambs for the show ring.  In addition to all the leadership activities that Harley has been involved in, she also raises a small flock of sheep and is very active in sports at Sierra High School.  Harley McCorkle is a great example of a “Hardworking Kid.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Be a Part of the First-Ever 2020 Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction!

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction is just two days away! The Virtual Livestock Auction begins Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. and will feature nearly 500 animals from hard-working 4-H & FFA members!

 

These hard-working students need your support! Help get the word out and recruit more buyers. Don’t want to buy an animal but still want to support these hard-working kids? Place an add-on bid instead! Every bit supports these hard-working students! For more information, click here.

Vote Us for Best Local Annual Event to Attend!

Show us some love and help us WIN by voting The Big Fresno Fair as “Best Local Annual Event to Attend” category for The Business Journal’s “Best of the Central Valley” awards! Be sure to make it all the way to the end – we are the last one at #35 J! Thank you in advance for your votes!

 

The deadline to vote is Saturday, October 31. Click here [https://thebusinessjournal.com/bestofsurvey/] to vote!

Reedley 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Ben Plascencia

We are just two days away from the first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction, which kicks-off this Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Ben Plascencia, a Reedley 4-H student who is a sophomore at Reedley Middle College High School (RMCHS). Here’s what Ben’s 4-H advisor had to say about him:

 

“Ben has been active in Reedley 4-H for 7 years and RMCHS FFA for 2 years.  He is currently president of Reedley 4-H and raising a steer for the Big Fresno Fair.

 

Ben originally joined 4-H to start a sheep project. He still manages a flock of breeding ewes and sells his lambs to other 4-H and FFA members as show projects. Three years ago Ben began raising steers. This year’s steer is named ‘Que Pasa Calabaza’, but everyone just calls him ‘Q’ for short. Ben bought Q last October and has spent the past 12 months working with him to bring out his full potential. As you can imagine, steers take a huge amount of work to raise. Ben estimates he has spent over 550 hours just brushing and blow drying Q’s hair and coat. And he has used over 8 gallons each of shampoo and conditioner to keep the steer’s hair in top show condition this past year.

 

Ben says working with steers was the perfect project to keep busy during this year of COVID-19 restrictions. Because steers are so big, it is very easy to maintain 6 feet of social distance even when practicing showmanship in small groups. Everyone is happy to stand back and give the steers and kids plenty of room to move around. Working with livestock has also given Ben and his friends an opportunity to get outside, be active and maintain a healthy level of ‘normal’ that so many youth are missing this year.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Cassandra Sandoval

We are just two days away from the first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction, which kicks-off this Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Cassandra Sandoval, a Sanger FFA student who is a senior at Sanger High School:

 

“My name is Cassandra Sandoval, a senior at Sanger High School and I have been involved in FFA all four years of my high school education. I got involved with FFA because I wanted to surround myself with the agriculture world and get to know people who I shared similar interests with.

 

This year, I am showing two Boer goats. Hinata, my doe, will only be shown at showmanship and Sid, my wether, will be sold at auction during the Fresno Fair. I have been caring and training both Boer goats since mid-May (feeding, watering, walking, etc.) in preparation for the Big Fresno Fair.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Sanger FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Justin Maldonado

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale is just around the corner! The Virtual Online Auction kicks-off this Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Justin Maldonado, a Sanger FFA student who is a senior at Sanger High School:

 

“I have been in FFA for four years. Getting involved with FFA is a once in a lifetime event and having Ag teachers who motivate you to do things is what pushed  me to purchasing a goat. My project is mainly handling a goat from May-October and to maintain his diet as well as training him to do the basics of walking and bracing.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Blossom Trail 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Hannah Rusconi

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Hannah Rusconi, a Blossom Trail 4-H student who is in 7th grade at Fairmont Elementary. Here’s what Hannah’s advisor had to say about her:

 

“This is Hannah’s 5th year in 4-H and she is a member of Blossom Trail 4-H club.  Hannah is serving her 2nd year on the executive board at Blossom Trail 4-H, this year she was elected to the office of Reporter.  Hannah has been going to dairy goat shows since she was little and began showing goats as soon as she could walk around the ring with one.  She joined 4-H for the dairy goat project and currently serves as a junior leader for the project.  She enjoys teaching others about this animal that she loves.

 

Hannah and her sister raise a small herd of alpine dairy goats at their home.  Hannah works with these goats every day, twice a day.  Each morning and evening, she milks, feeds, waters and cleans up after her goats.   This year Hannah will be selling a dairy replacement doe in the auction on October 3rd and a dairy market goat in the virtual auction.  Hannah’s replacement doe is a Nubian/Oberhasli Recorded Grade dairy goat named Finnola.  Her dairy market goat is one that Hannah bred and helped to deliver, he is an alpine named Thor. “

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.